Why practice Zen?
What sets it apart from religion?
What are its different practices?
Zen Master Koun Yamada takes up and answers these questions and more, using compelling stories and a systematic approach to guide readers through creating and sustaining a lifelong practice. Warm and ecumenical in tone, he uses Zen insights to promote a deeper understanding of faith. Zen: The Authentic Gate is an easy-to-follow guide to building an effortless and natural practice regardless of background, tradition, or religion.